A coffee table book, ‘The Impossible Collection of Watches’ features 100 illustrations as curated by well-known British historian, author, and journalist Nicholas Foulkes. Foulkes is co-founder and editor in chief of Finch’s Quarterly Review, luxury editor of British GQ, and contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It and Vanity Fair.
‘The Impossible Collection’ features pieces from Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, including the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Cosmonaute, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium.
This isn’t a reference book, but rather is targeted for those looking for high-quality images in a coffee-table format. This follows in line with the series of ‘Ultimate Collection’ books from Assouline that use hand-bound using traditional techniques, color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, presented in a linen clamshell presentation case.
‘The Impossible Collection of Watches’ measures W 15.47 x L 18.58 x D 2.75 in and weighs in at 20 lbs across 144 pages.